ILS 275 spring 2014 Remix and Appropriation in the Western Tradition

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This course will require students to engage a diverse array of texts and topics. The semester will take us from biological evolution to the development of the personal computer to the art of Shepard Fairey to the music of Public Enemy. As we make that meandering journey, we’ll throw around terms like postmodernism, bricolage, and mash-up. However, the course will not simply be an exercise in the mastery of jargon; it will require students to reflect seriously on a variety of creative processes and make linkages between them.